Landmark Health will participate in the Innovation Center direct contract model
Open access to value-based home medical care for original Medicare patients
Historical health and its affiliated medical groups (Landmark) today announced their participation in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) direct contract model. This model creates a simple way for Medicare-born patients to access transformative solutions such as primary home care, an offering that has been increasingly in demand during the pandemic as those at risk choose to. stay at home.
Currently in the implementation period, which started in October and will run until March 2021, the direct contract aims to reduce expenses and preserve or improve the quality of care for beneficiaries of the pay at the Medicare Act (FFS) through risk-sharing payment models with providers. . In line with the patient population served by Landmark, the company sees these payment models as a great opportunity to focus on all Medicare-eligible people with complex chronic conditions.
“We believe this program is an unprecedented opportunity to transform healthcare for the nearly 45 million Medicare beneficiaries seeking a better patient experience,” said Chris Johnson, head of business development at Landmark and responsible for direct contracts. “This model will allow Landmark to deliver janitor-level home care to more seniors, creating operational efficiencies, dramatically improving health outcomes, and lowering the total cost of care system-wide.” .
Under the direct contract payment model, beneficiaries will have increased access to innovative and affordable care options, while retaining all of the original Medicare benefits. Participation is voluntary, allowing each patient to choose the care provider (s) with whom he or she wishes to have a care relationship.
“CMS is evolving to build on successful private sector approaches that generate value and quality in healthcare,” said Landmark CEO Nick Loporcaro. “Our organization has been providing value-based home care to medically complex seniors for over six years – primarily through Medicare Advantage plans and more recently with Comprehensive Risk Health Systems – and we are excited to expand. now these services to the original Medicare patients. “
Since 2014, Landmark Health and its affiliated medical groups (Landmark) have provided comprehensive home medical care for the elderly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Specializing in complex chronic care, Landmark’s physician-led multidisciplinary teams work with existing patient health care networks to provide medical, behavioral and palliative care, as well as social services, to the people where they reside. As one of the nation’s largest value-based healthcare companies, more than 120,000 people in 16 states and 50 metro communities can access Landmark care. Most importantly, Landmark is bending the healthcare cost curve by reducing emergency room visits and preventable hospitalizations, while extending the lives of patients. Landmarkhealth.org
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